On behalf of all the staff, volunteers, Board Members and clients at ESWO, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank everyone for their contributions and continued support to our 5th Annual Seize the Day Event!
On September 30, 2018 together, over 400 participants gathered at the Graham Family Eco Park to participate in a 2.5K walk/ 5K run. Over $51,000 was raised towards ESWO's support and education programs! We are happy to announce that this was a record year! Many new families joined the walk this year in honour or memory of someone affected by seizures & epilepsy, and we well surpassed our goal. Great job everyone!
Despite this year’s chilly weather, the event also included a community BBQ and social with a raffle and kid's games. The event was kicked off with an introduction made by park family member, Stacey Graham, alongside ESWO’s CEO, Michelle Franklin. Guest speaker, Jayme Arts, a staff member at ESWO and a person living with epilepsy, spoke about her personal experiences, the importance of seizure education and the impact that ESWO has had on her life.
Special Thank Yous:
Thanks to the following for their donations:
Jim Graham & Family, Don Adams, Minuteman Press London, Martin’s Apple Chips, Palasad North, McDonald’s, National Sports, 3M Gives, Mystery Escape Rooms, Laser Quest, Clif Bar, Brenda & Kevin Jorgensen, Franklin Family, Kernels Popcorn, Metro (Clarke Rd.), Ontario Apple Growers, Columbia, Little Otter Tree Farm, Forest of Flowers, Lindt Chocolate, Purdys Chocolates, Alison McLachlan, Bailey Tschirsow, Kara Farwell, Stacey Melko, Susan Windle, Super Cuts, Delta London Armouries, Toboggan Brewing Co., Double Tree by Hilton, and Mazza Family.
Thank you to Val Cull and crew for donating the food and running the BBQ at the event! #BBQforKenz
Old Navy for their day of participation as event volunteers
Community Vendors in attendance: Davids Tea, Heroes Circle, St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, and Coulter’s Pharmacy
Special thanks to our event committee for their hard work and dedication.
Special thank you to all of our day of volunteers – we appreciate all of your help!
Special thanks to all participants and those who made pledges.
Please let us know by the end of November if you have not received a tax receipt for your contributions. Share the method of payment and if possible date donated. Please note, we need the donor name and amount of donation with address to issue.
In order to help improve the event for next year, we would appreciate your feedback. Please consider sharing your thoughts with Bailey through email or by phone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-433-4073.
See event photos on our Flickr account.
Be sure to share your photos with us as well!
Looking forward to next year on September 29, 2019.